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Scientists find potential sign of life in Venus

An international team of astronomers today announced the discovery of a rare molecule — phosphine — in the clouds of Venus.

Images sent by Chandrayaan-1 indicate possible impact of Earth's atmosphere on Moon

New Delhi/UNI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and MoS Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that ISRO’s maiden mission to the Moon has sent images, which show that Moon may be rusting along the poles.

Aussie researchers repurpose SARS treatment to fight COVID-19

Sydney/Xinhua: In the race to find a cure for COVID-19, Australian researchers have discovered that a compound originally designed to fight SARS can also stop COVID-19 growth in the laboratory.

Asteroid 2011 ES4 to make closest approach to Earth  on Sept 1

Hyderabad/UNI: Asteroid 2011 ES4 will make the closest approach to the Earth and will be closer to our planet than the moon on September 1.

Chandrayaan-2 completes a year around the Moon

Bengaluru/IBNS: India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 completed one year around the Moon, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday.

Car passengers can reduce pollution risk by closing windows and changing route, says study

Birmingham/IBNS: Drivers and passengers can inhale significantly lower levels of air pollution by setting their vehicle’s ventilation systems more effectively and taking a ‘cleaner’ route to their destination, a new study reveals.

South Korea launches first military satellite

Seoul/UNI: A Space X rocket on Tuesday launched South Korea's first military communications satellite into space as Seoul tries to build up its defence capabilities against a nuclear-armed, North Korea.

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy launches rocket carrying UAE's Mars orbiter

Tokyo/Xinhua: Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on Monday launched a rocket carrying a Mars orbiter developed by the United Arab Emirates.

'Potentially hazardous' asteroid set to fly past Earth on Jul 24 : B M Birla Science Centre

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (UNI) Travelling at a staggering speed of 13.5 kilometres per second or 48,000 kilometres per hour, an asteroid will come within just 0.034 astronomical units (Astronomical unit is the distance between the Earth and Sun) of the earth on July 24, B M Birla Science Centre Director Dr B G Sidharth said.

IIT Guwahati researchers produce biofuel from non-edible waste seeds

Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have developed methods to produce biofuels from non-edible seeds.

A non-caloric natural sweetener that can make cancer therapy using magnetic nano particles more efficient: Experts

New Delhi/IBNS: Stevioside (STE), isolated from the leaves of Honey yerba and widely used as the non-caloric natural sweeteners, can sweeten our lives in more ways than one, say scientists.

Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief

New York/IBNS: The internet and new digital tools are being manipulated as never before to infringe on people’s right to free assembly, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful demonstrations.

European and Chinese variants of coronavirus most found in India

Kolkata/ IBNS: A Zoological Survey of India study has revealed  mainly two variants of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) virus from China and Europe are most active in India among the 198 variants of the pathogen identified in the country, said a Hindustan Times report.

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX over their manned mission

Bengaluru/UNI:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission and termed it as ''historic''.

SpaceX-Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Washington/UNI: US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on Monday docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS).